Welcome to the medicines optimisation training programme. The programme has been designed to facilitate the development of pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals (where appropriate) into delivering medicines optimisation services. The training programme is separated into three levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. Within the levels, the medicines optimisation role is divided into units as follows:
Foundation – Unit 1.1 Manage Patient Medication
Intermediate – Unit 2.1 Medicines Reconciliation & Unit 2.2 Discharge Facilitation
Advanced – Unit 3.1 Clinical Prioritisation
The programme is open to NHS and non NHS organisations and has been designed to allow organisations to select units which apply to the trainee and service provision and also allow for service developments.
Intermediate level (Unit 2.2) of the medicines optimisation training programme is open to pharmacy technicians who wish to add on discharge facilitation to an existing old SW medicines management accreditation (or equivalent). The programme has been designed to facilitate the development of pharmacy technicians to be able to deliver the medicines optimisation service of discharge facilitation in a patient facing/clinical role.
PWDS has designed the following entry requirements to ensure that trainees have sufficient experience in order to accept responsibility of the role.
This application is only for trainees who wish to add unit 2.2 discharge facilitation to an existing old SW medicines management accreditation, (or equivalent).
Trainees who have completed unit 1 (foundation) of the SW Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme wishing to complete any elements of unit 2 (including discharge facilitation) should apply to complete SW Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme – Unit 2 Intermediate.
Trainees must meet the following criteria:
This application is only for trainees who wish to add unit 2.2 discharge facilitation to an existing old SW medicines management accreditation (or equivalent).
The training programme consists of:
Programme cost includes:
Trainees and educational supervisors are also able to access ongoing programme support by a PWDS Programme Support Officer ( PSO).
This training programme consists of training for pharmacy technicians in intermediate unit 2.2 discharge facilitation:
Learning Outcomes Intermediate Unit 2.2 – Discharge Facilitation
The aim of the programme is to prepare trainees for a patient facing role by:
Learning Pathways and Portfolio Documents
Trainees will be provided with a learning pathway (LP) on acceptance onto the programme that is bespoke to the trainee’s application and route into the programme. The learning pathway combines all the training resources and programme templates necessary to complete the training programme. Please contact the training programme director if you have any difficulties or questions regarding the learning pathway.
Self directed learning, Local interview, Virtual practice development day
Self-directed learning, Local interview, Virtual practice development day
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